Source: RNZ Pacific leaders have declared a climate crisis in the region and are demanding an end to coal mining. The declaration was signed by several regional leaders at the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji on Tuesday. The declaration expresses grave concerns about the impacts the climate crisis will have on the Pacific. In […]
IN these monthly discussions we answer one question about language in PNG and beyond. This month we are looking at the origins of words in Tok Pisin. The historical connection between English and Tok Pisin is obvious. This is why we often call Tok Pisin “Pidgin English”. But where do all the non-English words come […]
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THE Government is looking at merging the National Lands Commission and the Land Titles Commission under a new organisation which will be called Lands Tribunal Commission, Minister for Justice and Attorney-General Davis Steven says. Steven presented a statement in Parliament yesterday on the National Lands Commission (NLC) and said the commission was established under the […]
Vanuatu’s capital of Port Vila has witnessed one of its biggest exhibitions of art, with around 5,000 carvings and woven Melanesian products presented for sale last week. Local organiser Tyson Stanley Ghera told the Daily Post newspaper that it is the first initiative of its kind, organised between the sister cities of Honiara and Port Vila. Mr […]
By SBS – May 11, 2018, VanuatuIndependent.com IT’S a little known detail of the so-called ‘blackbirding’ trade: how a group of Aboriginal Australians ended up in Vanuatu, never to return home. Chief Richard David Fandanumata has travelled to Australia from Vanuatu to see the land his great-grandfather came from. He hopes to find his lost relatives with just […]
VanuatuIndependent – THE head of the South Pacific Tourism Organisation says better including local communities and indigenous people is the key to offering unique travel experiences. Christopher Cocker said culture was at the centre of what was on offer in the Pacific and a recent global meeting had emphasised the need for indigenous people to […]